It wasn’t the place of opportunity for kids.
Before 2010, Kendall-Whittier was known as an area where opportunity was high to come by. It wasn’t a desirable place to live, and it wasn’t the neighborhood of opportunity that it’s known as today.

HOUSING

Inject new mixed-income housing and commercial development to ensure economically diverse families live and invest in neighborhood schools and the community. Everyone deserves access to quality housing options. Before Growing Together took root in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, new homes or apartments were not being constructed. We have partnered with the best affordable home builders and developers to create quality housing for families of any income level.

Habitat for Humanity​

We began partnering with Habitat for Humanity in 2016. Since that date, they have constructed several quality craftsman homes in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood. Buying a home is a large investment for a family. That’s why this organization is committed to building quality affordable homes. This allows families to apply for and afford a nice, safe home.

www.tulsahabitat.com

Capital Homes

A local home builder based out of Owasso, Capital Homes constructs personalized homes according to the buyer’s budget. This group has built multiple phases of new construction homes in the neighborhood.
www.capitalhomes.com/communities
www.tallgrassmanagement.com
Email Ross Heyman

GKFF

The George Kaiser Family Foundation constructed the Westpark Apartment Complex in 2013 with 128 units of mixed income housing. The foundation then partnered with McCormack Baron Management as the key management partner. Now, the two groups are working to construct a second phase of the complex which will open in May of 2020 with 108 units.

McCormack Baron Management

EDUCATION

Build a seamless A+ early learning through 12th grade neighborhood education pipeline.If you are living in our neighborhood, we want you to attend one of our neighborhood schools. We are putting kids first, and we meet with educators on a bi-monthly basis to check in with needs of our neighborhood schools. After identifying certain needs, we’ve been able to implement programs such as Reading Partners and City Year into schools providing extra support for students.

Educare

Serving early childhood through pre-K, Tulsa Educare’s mission is to help break the cycle of poverty through a flagship, very early childhood education program and through transfer of best practices to other Tulsa programs."

www.tulsaeducare.org

Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

Led by Principal Ronda Kesler, Kendall Whitter Elementary School is part of the Tulsa Public Schools District and serves kids PreK-6th grade.

"Families, educators, and community members joining together for student success!

kendallwhittier.tulsaschools.org

Sequoyah Elementary School​

Established in 1927, Sequoyah Elementary School is led by Principal Raye Nero and serves kids PreK-6th grade. Our school, established in 1927, boasts a beautiful, newly planted landscape provided by our energetic parents and volunteers. Upon entering the building, you will be welcomed by friendly staff and students. You will find a dedicated, enthusiastic faculty providing quality learning experiences for all students, every day, without exception through a challenging curriculum that provides a variety of brain-friendly, classroom activities. We continue a long, proud tradition of 81 years of excellence at Sequoyah Elementary School.

sequoyah.tulsaschools.org

Will Rogers College Junior High and High School​

Rogers serves students in grades 7th-12th and is led by Principal Nicolette Dennis.Will Rogers College JH and SH provide all students with opportunities to develop the academic, social, psychological, personal, and critical-thinking skills necessary to get to and through college and to prepare them for career and personal success in a global society.

rogers.tulsaschools.org

Tulsa Community College​

TCC allows students in the Tulsa area to get a free associates degree if the student applies for the Tulsa Achieves program.

Building success through education.

www.tulsacc.edu

University of Tulsa​

Right inside the Kendall Whittier neighborhood lies the University of Tulsa campus. This private university is complete with undergraduate studies, graduate studies as well as doctoral programs and a law school.The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity.

www.utulsa.edu

Community Vibrancy

Leverage community assets to promote vibrancy and a healthy quality of life. If a neighborhood is void of basic access to food and commerce, those who live in it will struggle to provide healthy opportunities for children.

Kendall-Whittier Main Street

This organization began in 2010 when a group of volunteers hoping to transform the neighborhood into a place where businesses wanted to move. Since 2013, 36 new businesses have moved into the neighborhood. Since inception, Kendall-Whittier Main Street has seen 292 jobs created and $140 million private dollars invested.

www.visitkendallwhittier.com

Community Leadership Institute

Coming spring of 2020, this project is possible thanks to the 2019 United Way Innovation grant. More info to come soon!

Coffee with Parents​

1st Wednesday of the Month during school year
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pancho Anaya Bakery


Coffee with Parents is a short, informal way that parents, community members, and partners to build a collective and informed network together that centers on assuring that our community's children succeed over coffee and delicious pastries. We share resources, build relationships, and remain connected as a community.